Setting up a domain

Using SRV Records can lead to stability issues for your domain. They are not always reliable and therefore we recommend using a dedicated IP to use a domain. SRV Records are what allow you to connect your domain to a port for those who are wondering. We are also not experts in domain hosting so please do not hold us responsible for this not working.

There will be 2 parts to this tutorial, first setting up the main domain and then adding subdomains so play.skynode.pro for example.

Setting up the main domain

STEP 1: You need to create an A Record on your domain provider. We cannot show you how to create a record, it is different depending on the host you use as there are multiple ways on different sites.
STEP 2: Fill in these values accordingly:
Host: @
Value: The IP address of your server.
TTL: Automatic or 30

TTL can be different on some hosts and not always the same so be careful. I recommend leaving TTL as the default when creating the record.

The below steps are only if you don't have a dedicated IP.
STEP 3: Create an SRV Record in the same way you set up the A Record in Step 1.
STEP 4: Fill in these values accordingly:
Service: _minecraft
Protocol: _tcp
Priority: 0
Weight 5:
Port: The port to your Minecraft server.
Target: Your domain (i.e skynode.pro)
TTL: Automatic or 30

Please wait up to 30 minutes for the changes to take place.

You have now set up a domain for your Minecraft server. This second part is if you want to create a subdomain such as play.skynode.pro or mc.skynode.pro

STEP 5: Follow Step 1 again but instead enter these values:
Host: The subdomain you want, in this case, "play".
Value: The IP address of your server.
TTL: Automatic
STEP 6: Repeat Step 3 but with the following values:
Service: _minecraft
Protocol: _tcp
Priority: 0
Weight: 5
Port: The port to your Minecraft server.
Target: Your domain with the subdomain (i.e play.skynode.pro)
TTL: Automatic or 30

Please wait up to 30 minutes again for the subdomain to take place.

Some hosts may require additional fields or other ways for the protocol so down here are the references to specific guides on 2 of the largest providers, NameCheap and GoDaddy. NameCheap has a specific guide for this found here: https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9765/2208/how-can-i-link-my-domain-name-to-a-minecraft-server GoDaddy has more general guides which can be found here: https://uk.godaddy.com/help/add-an-a-record-19238 and here: https://uk.godaddy.com/help/add-an-srv-record-19216

All done! Enjoy your fresh new domain.
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